This is the third one I have purchased. I miss the spiral cord that extends when the camera is turned vertically. The new design has a straight cord with a connector in the middle. Not sure what this accomplishes since now the cord tends to get in the way because of its length. They haven't solved the problem of the connector housing cracking and breaking where it attaches to the camera body. This is why I am on my third one. The other issue is just an annoyance. The shutter release loosens as you use it and turns back and forth (left and right). To tighten it back up requires two screwdrivers or two pennies (which fit better in my pocket). However, since it fits my Alzo flash bracket, I will continue to purchase them til the bracket wears out.